Music can be one of our greatest motivators, and there are certain songs I turn to every time I need a bit of a boost. Whether I'm burning out, feeling powerless or just need some pep in my step, I put on these tracks, so I thought I'd share them with you.
Doubt - Mary J. Blige
The perfect song about persevering through challenges and self-doubt to reach the top. This song is so moving.
Never Give Up - Sia
If you need an upbeat song to listen to before you take on a new challenge, this is it! Sia always delivers with her powerful pipes.
The entire Greatest Showman soundtrack
Greatest Show, This Is Me, The Other Side...seriously, every track is a motivational gem. Thank you, Hugh Jackman et al.
Change the World, Melissa Etheridge
Pretty much what the title says. Melissa has SO many great motivational tunes, it was hard to pick just one. I recommend listening to her whole back catalogue!
See Me Now, Little Mix
For anyone who has been underestimated and proved their doubters wrong...get it girl.
Titanium, David Guetta feat. Sia
This song has an added layer for me because I have titanium rods in my spine...BUT even for those that don't, it's a certified 'I can handle anything' banger.
You're the Voice, John Farnham
If this absolute smash doesn't make you want to stand up and sing as loudly as you can to whoever will listen - well, you're lying to yourself. And what about those bagpipes though!? Iconic.
The Long Way Around, Dixie Chicks
Did you think I'd get through this without a country track? This one's for any woman who has taken a different path to her peers...and has felt it's worth it, every step of the way.
Peace Train, Cat Stevens
Peace Train makes me want to start a conga line with anybody and everybody who happens to be near me at the time. Oh, and change the world and all that.
Wavin' Flag, K'naan
This song has inspired countless people across the globe since its release in 2009 and I'm certainly one of them. You can't help but feel a swell of emotions with this one.
Trying to make a change in your life or in the world can feel draining at times, but hopefully, these songs will give you a much-needed energy boost. And guess what? You can listen to all of these stellar tracks on my 'Change the World' Spotify playlist. I'm going to add to this on an ongoing basis - so are there any favourites you want me to include?
Take care...and remember, feel the fear, be your best, give back.
PS: You didn't think I'd leave without sharing the most motivational song of all time, right? Behold, Zac Efron's most glorious achievement.